Fairtrade Fortnight 27 February - 12 March 2017
The first Fairtrade Fortnight was in 1995 and has gone a long way towards educating the public on why to choose Fairtrade and increasing sales on Fairtrade terms for marginalised producers.
So what could you do?
There will be an opportunity after Saturday/Sunday Mass in all our churches to support Fairtrade producers during Fairtrade Fortnight.
Remember that just buying one item can make a huge difference.
Our Lady's - Sunday 12 March.
St Bede's - Will be hosting a sale after both Masses 4/5 March.
St John's - Fairtrade Stalls will be available 5 March & 12 March after Mass.
Our Lady Queen of Peace - Is promoting Fairtrade household essentials such as kitchen roll, washing up liquid and soap. There will be samples to try and products to buy during and after Fairtrade Fortnight.
Come along and demonstrate your solidarity with the Fairtrade organisation and the farmerws and artisans who work so hard to produce what we buy so that they can provide for their families and develop their communities.
Make sure that we don't support the exploitation of farmers, check out how here
You could make sure that you buy Fairtrade products when you do your weekly shop. There are lots
of Fairtrade bananas to buy.
Did you know that -
Over the past 10 years the price of bananas in the UK has halved whilst the costs of producing them has doubled.
The FAIRTRADE Mark guarantees producers a minimum price designed to cover their costs of production, and an extra amount of money (the Fairtrade Premium) to invest in improving their farm and community.